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28 Days: Day 15

SCRIPTURE

  • Mark 1:9, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 John 2:3 & Acts 18:8

OBSERVATION

When we believe God and accept His gift of grace and love we are then washed clean and baptism reminds us of that work of God, as well as provides a testimony to others of the work of God.  Baptism is to be yet another avenue where we are given the opportunity to be His witnesses. 

UNDERSTANDING

Some reasons for baptism…

To Follow The Example Set By Jesus

(Mark 1:9 NIV)  At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Because Jesus Commands It

(Mat 28:19-20 NIV) “ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, {20} and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 (1 John 2:3 NIV)  We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.

It Demonstrates That I Really Am a Believer

(Acts 18:8 NIV)  Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.

LIFE APPLICATION

Baptism is one of the ways that we align ourselves with other believers, in essence it is an initiation into the fellowship of the believers, the church.  In aligning with the fellowship of believers we agree to be part of the Great Commission team. 

Are you a part of the Great Commission Team?